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Mostly accompanied by suggestive hand movements which involve usage of the thumb (as if applying vermilion on an idol). Thumbs up- on the light. Thumbs down- off the light. Sometimes accompanied by confused head movements that could either be mistaken for a yes or a no (or both together).

Understood to mean: switch on/ switch off.


Prasanna: Sulpa mood lights we should do no?

Prasanna: sulpa on sulpa off!

Saraswati KMA. DHEYJN. TR. District name. Village Name. Favourite Goat Name. Etc. Etc: should I off the lights?

Added 2013-10-21 by PunjabiByDestiny